Swiss Optotune chooses Trnava for its new technology centre

The investor wants to link the new centre with academic and scientific research activities concentrated in Trnava and Bratislava

(Source: TASR)

Technology company Optotune Switzerland has chosen Trnava for its new technology centre. The company that develops and manufactures adaptive optical components based on elastic polymers, plans to employ more than 50 people in research and development and invest some €4 million in Trnava within next five years. The first step of the Swiss investor will be to build a research centre in 2017.

The company picked out Trnava because it offers good connections to the Slovak capital Bratislava, just 50 km away, a suitable labour force and a strong technological tradition, explained Slovakia Branding Consultancy marketing manager Marianna Cabalová.

“Trnava has been evaluated as a hot favourite in Slovakia, but we’ve chosen it partly for its strong background in terms of industry in the European context,” said the company’s financial vice-president Sascha Fritsche as cited by the TASR newswire.

The research centre in Trnava will be involved in the development and supply of lenses and other Optotune Switzerland products to technology companies around the world.

Among the investor’s objectives is to link the new centre with academic and scientific research activities concentrated mainly at the Faculty of Material Science and Technology at the Slovak Technical University based in Trnava but also faculties of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

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